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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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pH Advantage Glycolic Exfoliating Moisturizer 2 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed pH Advantage Glycolic Exfoliating Moisturizer 2 (old formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for pH Advantage Glycolic Exfoliating Moisturizer 2 (old formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
IODOPROPYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-40 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETETH-10 PHOSPHATEUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DICETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (CANADIAN WILLOWHERB) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ORMENIS MULTICAULIS (CHAMOMILE) OIL
ORMENIS MULTICAULIS OIL
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: None
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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